Space Lords consists of 5 short stories by the author. Each is set in the same universe. The Underpeople fascinated me - they are animal and human DNA mixed to create a servant race. So there are snake woman, bull men, dog girls, cat ladies, etc.
Each story was well written and held on it's own. I especially enjoyed the last - A Planet Named Shayol. It was eerie and beautiful at the same time. Starts off pretty simple with a prison planet. But as you dig into the story you realize that the population of the planet is being used as a renewable organ-donating bank. Creepy.